There's a new(-ish) local pet food company to Saffron Walden. It's a stone's throw away in Thaxted. We wanted to introduce you all to why you might consider them for your pets food. It is always best to get information from the source so the lovely Georgie has given us an insight into her awesome pet food.
Hi I'm Georgie and I run Thaxted Pet Food Co.
How It All Started:
Working as a professional dog walker and pet sitter for the past four years, I became increasingly interested in how a pet’s diet can affect their behaviour and quality of life. Researching into pet foods on the market, I was shocked to discover so many of them include unnatural preservatives. Many of these foods are also heavy on the carbohydrates and filled with low quality meat and artificial flavours.
What Do Artificial Additives do?
Artificial additives in food can cause our canines behaviour to vary in multiple ways. Firstly, it can cause hyperactivity and a lack of concentration. Alternatively, it can also cause dogs to become lethargic and disinterested in activities - this is often accompanied by skin, teeth and coat issues.
What's The Solution?
I wanted to create a pet food brand that I would be happy feeding to my own pets. The main qualities I wanted being: UK manufactured, preserved naturally and made from sustainable sources.
We currently work alongside a UK supplier who are PMFA approved (Pet Food Manufacturers Association). Making sure all our kibble is made in a suitable and safe environment. Working together we are able to offer a range of interesting and naturally preserved recipes for your pets.
What Pet Food Does Thaxted Pet Food Co. Offer?
We firstly began with our grain free and natural ranges, specifically choosing recipes that are formulated without common dog allergens including grain, wheat, soya and dairy. The first taste test of this range was undertaken by our 9 year old Shih-Tzu, Albie. From a puppy he has been unfortunate to have frequent skin irritations and allergies. Since feeding him our chicken and rice kibble his skin is clear and his coat smoother than ever before.
With the success of our natural and grain free ranges we then moved on to stocking our Superfood Brand, which is carefully created by gently cooking meat to retain its high protein value and nutrients.
Today we stock over 30 recipe choices on our website, alongside a range of natural treat options. We ensure our customers are not only spoilt for choice but also have access to the healthiest food options. Working as a smaller business means we are able to give our customers one to one advice on feeding and dietary choices, as well as complimentary try before you buy options.
We are constantly working on bringing new ideas and foods to our brand. Listening to our customers helps us to continue being innovative in the ever changing pet food industry. Creating these products is our passion and we would love for you and your pooches to follow this journey with us.